The late Katherine L. “Kitty” Esterly, M.D., who served as the chair of Pediatrics at Christiana Care from 1994 to 2007 and is widely recognized as a pioneer in Delaware pediatrics, was honored with a Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award by the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay.
The annual event honors women who are prominent role models for Girl Scouts, who have contributed significantly to the community and who live by the principles of the Girl Scout Promise and Law. The 2015 Women of Distinction honoree was Delaware Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services Rita Landgraf.
Honorary co-chairs of the event were Carol A. Ammon, retired founder and CEO of Endo Pharmaceuticals and past chair of the board at Christiana Care, and Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, president and CEO of Christiana Care.
The event also included a pre-dinner panel discussion by Delaware health care experts that included Michele Schiavoni, APR, MS, chief external affairs office and senior vice president of Christiana Care, and Rosa M. Colon-Kolacko, Ph.D., MBA, CDM, senior vice president, System Learning, and chief diversity officer at Christiana Care.